"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Western Mexico
Period: 1635 (published)
Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 5.4 inches
18.8 x 13.7 cm
Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. It locates many cities and features including Mexico City on the shore of a large unnamed lake, Guadalajara, Ocomo, Tetitlan, Chapalicu Mare (Lake Chapala), as well as numerous gold and silver mines. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles balance two diagonal corners. The ocean is fully engraved in moiré. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:351.
Watermarked paper with minor soiling and toning along the edges of the sheet.